Production I.G film directed by Keiichi Hara will receive a limited theatrical release in North America in October
GKIDS have revealed the official movie poster (above) and theatrical trailer (below) for the limited North American theatrical release of Miss Hokusai (known as Sarusuberi in the original Japanese), an animated film that chronicles the life and work of the daughter of one of the most famous painters in Japanese history.
Miss Hokusai is directed Keiichi Hara and features animation from Production I.G. GKIDS describes the film as follows:
"As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches – sold under the name of her father – are coveted by upper crust Lords and journeyman print makers alike. Shy and reserved in public, in the studio O-Ei is as brash and uninhibited as her father, smoking a pipe while sketching drawings that would make contemporary Japanese ladies blush."
"But despite this fiercely independent spirit, O-Ei struggles under the domineering influence of her father and is ridiculed for lacking the life experience that she is attempting to portray in her art. Miss Hokusai‘s bustling Edo (present day Tokyo) is filled with yokai spirits, dragons, and conniving tradesmen, while O-Ei’s relationships with her demanding father and blind younger sister provide a powerful emotional underpinning to this sumptuously-animated coming-of-age tale."
For more information on the limited theatrical release for Miss Hokusai, please check the official locations and listings at the GKIDS Miss Hokusai home page (available here).
Source: Official press release
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